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Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Travel Insurance – why purchase it?

When you are in a foreign country, unfortunate things can happen. Getting into accident or acquiring a disease and being hospitalized due to serious illnesses will cause cost you thousands of dollars. Causing accidents and you are legally liable because of injuries to other people or damage to another’s property is also a financial risk. These instances are very costly and you may not be able to pay for it right away. Having your trip covered will give you peace of mind and will leave you nothing to think about but to enjoy your trip. 

Being insured you are absolutely covering yourself against travel risk such as lost or stolen luggage, cancellation cover (should you not be able to travel due to unexpected medical reasons) and most importantly, unexpected medical costs abroad.

Travel insurance also provides a level of protection against currency fluctuations as, although one’s policy is paid for in local currency, all claims are incurred in foreign currencies.

Who should purchase travel insurance?

Every one traveling abroad should purchase travel insurance. This will give you peace of mind while traveling abroad. Whether the trip is for business or simply exploring the world, if you feel you spent a big amount for a trip, you should insure it. In Schengen region and some countries, they now require travel insurance before giving you visa.

What does a travel insurance policy cover?

A comprehensive travel insurance policy will provide:

  • Emergency medical cover
  • Losses incurred due to unforeseen cancellation or having to cut your trip short
  • Death and disability cover
  • Personal liability cover
  • Luggage cover
Benefits 7 things you should know about travel insurance from WorldNomads.com
  1. Trusted reliable underwriters
    WorldNomads.com is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need
    WorldNomads.com provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, WorldNomads.com covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All WorldNomads.com members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All WorldNomads.com members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from WorldNomads.com. You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact WorldNomads.com directly.
Why buy travel insurance from World Nomads.com?
  1. Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  2. Buy Online, even if you’ve already left home
  3. Buy more cover and claim online while travelling
  4. Covers a range of adventure sports and activities
  5. Give a little back and support a community development project

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National Museum of Natural History is set to open on May 18, 2018. The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day.

National Museum of Natural History is the third building which completes the National Museum complex in Manila.

Last October 2017, it had a one-day open house where viewers were able to get a preview of the museum’s stunning exhibits, architecture and interiors.

Architectural Style National Museum of Natural History Tree of Life

The site of the new museum is the former building of the Department of Tourism. Built in 1939 with neo-classical architecture.

Architectural firm Dominic Galicia Architecs and interior design company Periquit Galicia led the restoration.

The said museum will features a huge “Tree of Life,” which is the over-aching concept of the architectural firm.


Like the other museums in the complex, admission will be free.

Opening Hours

It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila

Sources: rappler.com, spot.ph

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Bacolod, a home of Masskara Festival is a living proof of ups and downs way back then. The Masskara Festival which symbolizes hope is a tool of escapism during dark and dire times.

Masskara Festival is considered as one of the most colorful festival in the Philippines. What makes Bacolodnon proud is their success for overcoming a great tragedy. Let us rediscover the history of the renowned Masskara Festival.

Brief History of MassKara Festival

Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental. It is also considered as the “City of Smiles”. Bacolod symbolizes progress and business opportunities. Its fast pace towards progress enable them to become one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines.

When immigrants from the neighboring island like Iloilo came here for business ventures, the province of Negros propelled its economic growth. Prominent families started to cultivate sugar and became the province main source of income.

The sudden growth of income means more business opportunities and jobs. More and more immigrants most especially “sakada” came here to plant and harvest sugar cane.

Haciendas and villages sprout like mushroom that makes landlords and sugar barons. Sugar industry by that time is at its peak. Sugar is exported from different countries. This makes the province and its people rich and wealthy.

MS Don Juan

MS Don Juan ©Experience Negros

It was in 1979 when the luxury liner of Negros Navigation MS Don Juan crashed with a tanker. It carries hundreds of passengers including some prominent people. Seven hundred lives estimated were lost in the tragedy.

Five years after, a big drop in sugar production happened. Caribbean sugar crisis and the introduction of sugar substitute like High Fructose Corn Syrup in the United States added additional factor for sugar crisis in Negros.

Negrense suffered from obscure situation. Everybody is in grief as if the world crumbles and turn back to them.

The Making of MassKara Festival

Later on a Negrense cartoonist, painter and artist Ely Santiago together with some government official, civic groups and prominent people molded the first Masskara Festival. The word Masskara came from “mass” means crowd and Spanish word “cara” for faces meaning “many faces.”

It was on 1980 when the firs Masskara Festival took place. The original plan of Santiago was to hold an annual parade using mask to capture the crisis in Negros. It was change by the local elite into a street dancing and merry-making. Twenty days of merry-making, street party, street dancing, beer drinking, fluvial parade and garden shows were being practice hitherto.

Colorful and Elaborate Costumes

A smiling masks which symbolizes hope and to conceive grief of every Negrense is a way to show the happy spirit of Negrense despite experiencing hard times in the sugar industry.

The festival is held every third week of October. Several activities were lined up during these festivities.

Thousands of tourists including the locals from neighboring cities were drawn by this occasion. Grand parade and street dance were only few of the most awaited activities during Masskara.

Dancers clad in an elaborate costumes and colorful painted mask vying for the prizes. This year during the highlights of the event is also the opening of the biggest convention center not only in Bacolod but also in Southeast Asia.

What to Expect in MassKara Festival

Aside from colorful costumes, elegant and detailed smiling mask. Masskara Festival is a month-long celebration celebrated every month of October annually. Street parties is one of the most anticipated event during the festival. Don’t also forget to indulge in the famous chicken inasal. You can find it anywhere here in Bacolod.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal © to the owner

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